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SAMA: Security-Aware Monitoring Approach for Location Abusing and UAV GPS-Spoofing Attacks on Internet of Vehicles

Babaghayou, Messaoud; Labraoui, Nabila; Ari, Ado Adamou Abba; Lagraa, Nasreddine; Ferrag, Mohamed Amine; Maglaras, Leandros


Messaoud Babaghayou

Nabila Labraoui

Ado Adamou Abba Ari

Nasreddine Lagraa

Mohamed Amine Ferrag


The quick revolution on the wireless communication technologies had opened the gate towards promising implementations; Vehicular-Ad-hoc Networks (VANETs) and the safety-enhancing applications provided by the Internet of Vehicles (IoV) paradigm are one of them. By periodically broadcasting safety-beacons, vehicles can ensure a better safety-driving experience since beacons contain fine-grained location that is sent to the neighborhood. Nevertheless, some attacks basing on falsify or encrypt location-related data are threatening the road-safety considerably. In this paper, and by assuming a GPS-spoofing attack originated from Unmanned-Aircraft-Vehicles (UAV) system, we provide a Security-Aware Monitoring Approach (SAMA) that protects vehicles against such location abusing by allowing the Law-Side Authority (LSA) to monitor the potential malicious or tricked vehicles. SAMA is Implemented using the triangulation concept via Received-Signal-Strength-Indicator (RSSI) in conjunction with C++ map and multimap data-structures. The performances of SAMA are evaluated in terms of location-estimation precision and beacons collection per type.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name CROWNCOM 2021, WiCON 2021
Start Date Nov 9, 2021
End Date Dec 11, 2021
Acceptance Date May 5, 2021
Online Publication Date Mar 31, 2022
Publication Date 2022
Deposit Date Jan 6, 2023
Publisher Springer
Pages 343-360
Series Title Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
Series Number 427
Book Title CROWNCOM 2021, WiCON 2021: Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Wireless Internet
ISBN 978-3-030-98001-6
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